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Loretta Carolyn Bell-Oregon
(08-26-1948 - 07-16-2018)

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Mrs. Loretta Carolyn Bell-Oregon, 69, of McDonough, GA, formerly of Elgin, passed away July 16, 2018. Loretta was born in Somerville, MA the daughter of the late Barbara Reddick Bell and Joseph Henry Bell. Loretta was a long time educator in School District U-46 at Oak Hill Elementary. While residing in Elgin she attended the Second Baptist Church. Upon retirement she moved to McDonough where she was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church where she served as an usher and taught Sunday School. Loretta enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling and was an avid shopper. She volunteered with the Pregnancy Resource Center and hospice. She was also a member of the Golden Girl Red Hatters and Classy Ladies Red Hatters.
Survivors are her husband of 27 years, A. Wayne Oregon of McDonough, GA; children, Athena Romo of Kathleen, GA, Danielle Baumgartner (Michael) of Belvidere, IL, Darlene Bell of Bolingbrook, IL, Daneen Bell of McDonough, GA and Darryl Oregon (Michelle) of El Paso, TX; siblings, Barbara Bell of Woburn, MA, Jody Williams of Bronx, NY, Valerie Pyatt (Henry) of New York, NY, Joseph Bell of Boston, MA; 7 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at the Second Baptist Church, 1280 Summit St., Elgin with the Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Edmond officiating. Burial will follow at Bluff City Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday morning at the church from 10:00 AM until the time of services. Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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